Under the Radar: Randolph's Leap

It’s never too late to discover colourful eight-piece Randolph’s Leap, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Randolph’s Leap PIC: Greg Ryan

We’ve been fans of Randolph’s Leap for many years – a mammoth eight-piece band headed up by songwriter, guitarist and frontman Adam Ross. The rest of the band consists of Ali Hendry (trumpet), Andrew MacLellan (guitar), Adam Armour-Florence (drums), Fraser Gibson (trombone), Heather Fox (violin), Pete MacDonald (keyboards) and Vicki Cole (bass).

Over the years they’ve released music via respected Scottish labels such as Fence Collective, Olive Grove Records and Lost Map, and their excellent new album Spirit Level released last month via ace London-based label Fika Recordings.

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Just like their photos and art, their music is colourful, vibrant and upbeat. They’ve been championed by our sister title The Scotsman as well as The Quietus, performed several Marc Riley sessions on BBC Radio 6 Music, played festivals like Green Man, Indietracks, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and they've toured with The Burning Hell and James Yorkston. For more information visit https://www.randolphsleap.co.uk/

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